Job title: Roadmaster

Company: Canadian Pacific Railway

Job description: ​​Canadian Pacific (CP) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) are now CPKC. As the only truly North American railway, we are making big moves! Drawing on our strong foundations and heritage, CPKC moves essential goods across our 20,000-mile network to support economic growth throughout Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Be a part of history as we connect a continent and create exciting career opportunities across our new transnational network. Visit cpkcr.com to learn about the CPKC advantage, our purpose and culture.PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

  • Ensure safe, regularly inspected, reliable track infrastructure (including defects identified, protected and corrected) and cost-effective engineering services on the geographic territory to permit the safe and efficient execution of CPKC’s train operations
  • Directly provide or ensure oversight and compliance with corporate policy and regulatory/engineering standards
  • Leadership accountability for inputs and outputs of safety, service, productivity and financial metrics


Sessional Instructor - Department of Applied Human Sciences - Faculty of Science
  • Provide oversight and deliver regulatory compliance for respective geographic territory as required under regulation to ensure safe, compliant infrastructure is maintained
  • Ensures the application of CPKC safety practices, policies and procedures by all direct reports
  • Delivers specified safety, compliance, service, and financial outputs/results expected within their geographic territory, and implements work processes changes that achieve continuous improvement
  • Directs, coordinates, and/or implements emergency response to service interruptions for geographical territory and maintains/executes seasonal plans related to winter, spring/flood, and fire
  • Manages employees within the Terms of the Collective Agreement and assists in handling discipline, disputes and grievances
  • Establishes/maintains cross-functional relationships within their geographic territory and ensures clear cross-functional working relationships between all direct reports
  • Accountable for current year execution and provides information, recommendations, and validation for scope of work documents, annual/multi-year capital planning priorities
  • Coach direct reports to improve their effectiveness, invoke performance improvement plans, assess personal effectiveness and provide development opportunities, and promote individual career development plans
  • Provide timely and effective initial Engineering response to emergent conditions
  • Provide management of engineering materials on territory and proper inventory


  • 5 years’ experience in the maintenance railway physical plant
  • Good understanding of track maintenance & track renewal
  • 2 years’ experience leading Track Renewal crews such as Rail, Tie crews
  • Complete understanding of Railway Track Safety Rules
  • Knowledge and full comprehension of Collective Agreement language
  • Demonstrated capability to apply relevant knowledge and technical skills to monitor adherence to CPKC policies and standards as well regulatory requirements
  • Proven success/ ability in Planning, Prioritizing and Goal Setting, problem resolutions while communicating effectively both verbally and written
  • Ability to simultaneously manage priorities and ensure delivery of key performance metrics during emergency and non-emergency operations
  • People leadership
  • Ability to influence peers, cross-functional co-managers and Executive leadership team
  • On-call 24 hours/7 days per week and may be required to respond to incidents on other territories
  • Ability to drill down, understand root cause and resolve complex issues


  • Flexible and competitive benefits package
  • Employer Funded Retirement Plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan
  • Performance Incentive Program
  • Annual Fitness Subsidy
  • Part-time Studies Program

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:As an employer with North American presence, the possibility does exist that the location of your position may be changed based on organizational requirements.Medical Requirements:CPKC is committed to the safety and health of its employees and the general public. This position is a safety /sensitive position; all new hires will be required to complete a pre-employment medical that includes a physical, vision, hearing, alcohol, and drug audit assessments. Qualification drug test(s) are also required.Background Investigation:The successful candidate will need to successfully complete the following clearances:

  • Criminal history check
  • Reference check
  • Driver’s License Verification
  • Last 3 years of driving history
  • Last 7 years of employment history; includes military service
  • Social Security number verification

CPKC is an employment equity employer committed to the principles of employment equity and inclusion. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply including women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC), members of the LGBTQ+ community, and people with disabilities. Accommodations for the job application process can be provided, as appropriate, upon request. All applicant information will be managed in accordance with the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA)”.

  • Req ID: 102701
  • Department: Engineering
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Position Type: Non-Union
  • Location: Manitoba wide, Manitoba
  • Country: Canada
  • % of Travel: 50-60%
  • # of Positions: 1
  • Job Grade: 4
  • Job Available to: Internal & External

Location: Manitoba

Job date: Fri, 03 May 2024 00:46:13 GMT